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12-night Christmas in the Caribbean Cruise

Cruise Line:
Ponant Cruises
Ship:
Le Dumont-D'Urville
Destination:
Fort de France/Colon (Panama)
Departure Date:
12/23/2020
Length:
12
Offer ID:
1350356
from
$6030

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Fort de France
12/23/2020
12/23/2020 11:30:00 PM

Set in a large bay on the leeward side of the island looking out onto the Caribbean sea, Fort de France became the capital of Martinique when St Pierre was wiped out by the eruption of the volcano Montagne Pelée in 1902.

The town has mushroomed from less than 10,000 inhabitants at the time of the eruption to its current level of nearly 100,000 people. The historical centre grew around the strategic point of the Fort Saint Louis, which was first established in 1638. There are numerous cultural and historical places of interest in Fort-de-France, as well as a wide choice of quality shops, restaurants, cafes and bars, selling French and Creole products. English is widely spoken and understood, and US Dollars are accepted in most outlets.

Portsmouth
12/24/2020
12/24/2020

Portsmouth gives access to the island of Dominica. Travel from Portsmouth into the island's exotic tropical interior - which soars to over 4000 feet and discover a wonderful environment of dense (and now protected) rainforest, rich flora and fauna, deep lakes, glittering waterfalls and fast-flowing rivers quite unlike any of its neighbours. Or visit Roseau, the other town on the island.

Port Elizabeth
12/25/2020
12/25/2020

No information currently available.

Soufriere
Suggested Private Excursion
12/26/2020
12/26/2020

Soufriere is a town and port on the east coast of St Lucia. Mountainous St Lucia's tapestry of lush hillslopes and plantation-filled valleys lend an exotic backdrop to the brightly-painted buildings of this small fishing community dominated by one of the Caribbean's most photographed landmarks, the volcanic coneshaped peaks of the Pitons rearing vertically skywards from the sea. Explore the steaming crater of what is billed as the world's only 'drive-in' volcano and test Soufriere's hot sulphur baths amid the rainforest. Further sights are to be seen at Diamond Falls and Mineral Baths where you can walk the gardens and take a dip in the pool under the waterfalls - and don’t forget those unspoiled golden beaches.

Suggested Private Excursions

St. Lucia - Gros Piton Climb

Bridgetown (Barbados)
12/27/2020
12/27/2020

The island’s capital, Bridgetown, is one of the Caribbean's major free ports, bustling with activity. Trafalgar Square features the monument to Horatio Nelson. Facing the square are handsome structures of the House of Assembly and the Legislative buildings. George Washington worshipped at St. Michael’s Cathedral during the only trip he made outside of the United States. Housed in former British military prison buildings, the Barbados Museum is divided into various galleries that feature exhibits depicting the history of Barbados from the pre-Columbian period to modern times.
Built in 1816, Gun Hill Signal Station is the finest of several signal stations on the island. The white limestone lion behind the garrison is a well-known landmark. Barbados boasts excellent golf courses. A wide range of watersports is available at hotels and special watersports centers.

Mayreau, Grenadines
12/28/2020
12/28/2020

Tossed like a tiny emerald among the Grenadines' 100 islands is Mayreau. In this idyllic spot there are no cars, just one tiny village and one resort, hidden away
in the palms.

St. George's, Grenada
12/29/2020
12/29/2020

A lively blend of French and English cultures, St. George's has steep hills to climb, spectacular views to photograph and a rum distillery to tour. St George's has one of the prettiest harbour settings in the Caribbean. Tourist infrastructure is still generally small-scale and locally owned and offers a good balance between comfort and price, making Grenada a great getaway for those who want to avoid the resort experience.

At Sea
12/30/2020
12/30/2020

No information currently available.

Bonaire
12/31/2020
12/31/2020

This untouched little Caribbean island is a true naturalist’s Eden. Spectacular underwater beauty prevails, along with white beaches and a breathtaking collection of ocean-carved rock formations. Bird watching is at its best here. See one of the loveliest and largest flamingo colonies in this hemisphere as well as Caribbean parakeets and Bonairean "lora". Outstanding opportunities for snorkeling and diving abound here, amid one of the Caribbean’s richest collections of marine life.

At Sea
1/1/2021
1/1/2021

No information currently available.

Cartagena (Colombia)
1/2/2021
1/2/2021

Cartagena is full of history and charm. At La Popa Monastery, you will have a panoramic view of the city and harbor. Enjoy the artisan center of Las Bovedas (The Dungeons), Plaza Bolivar, the Palace of Inquisition and the Church of San Pedro Claver, and shop for Colombian emeralds - the finest in the world.

San Blas Islands
1/3/2021
1/3/2021

The friendly Cuna Indians live quietly on these primitive islands off Panama's Caribbean coast. The arrival of visitors to their home is still a special occasion for these isolated island dwellers. They are happy to be photographed in their colorful attire, for perhaps a small tip. Bargain for one of their fancifully designed handmade embroideries called molas.

Colon (Panama)
1/4/2021
1/4/2021

There’s more to Panama than the canal. Panama’s ethnic mix is reflected in its arts. This is a proud nation that honors its many Indian tribes and its rich Spanish legacy. And with some of the finest deep-sea fishing, snorkeling and birding, once you embrace Panama, you’ll find it hard to leave.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
12/23/2020
Number of Nights
12
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Spend an unforgettable festive season with PONANT.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Saint Lucia’s volcanic Pitons; Cartagena de Indias, an old colonial city, historic Bridgetown and its Garrison.
  • Zodiac® excursions and discovering the stunning San Blas Islands.
  • An extraordinary encounter with the Kuna Indians, a warrior tribe of the San Blas archipelago.
  • On Dominica, the National Park of Cabrits and Fort Shirley.
  • Multiple opportunities to swim in crystal-clear waters.
  • Possibility of diving (PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent) with an experienced instructor on board.
Remarks:
Fares listed are per person, based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.



All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.
Offer ID:
1350356

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Travel Design USA, Inc.
20407 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90503
310.371.3228
888.371.3228
 
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Phone: 310.371.3228

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